Cheddar village, Somerset, UK
Local Community and Tourist Information
Welcome to the original Cheddar Village web site. If you are visiting Cheddar you may find this site a useful source of information for things to see and do in and around Cheddar village itself, the Gorge and Caves, getting about, and local events – with links to businesses, jobs, properties, and more besides. Do you live or work in Cheddar? If so please add this site to your bookmarks or favourites – make it your first port of call for local news, events and information.
If there’s something happening in Cheddar you’d like local people to know about, visit the calendar page to send over details. Anything from a local fete, to a visiting display of classic vehicles in the Gorge, add a free entry on this web site’s events calendar page and help to avoid date clashes with other events. You can also post a note of your event details on the Friends of Cheddar Facebook wall.
Visit the Link Toolbox for details of local web sites for local and national government, our MP, district and parish councils, police, plus other useful information on environmental and community matters locally. Links to local healthcare, education, transport and many other web sites can be found in the margin, so if you are looking for local information this site should be your first port of call.
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS
For links to information about upcoming local development proposals such as the Gorge cable car, new reservoir, football ground, supermarket and local housing developments, visit the Development Proposals page. Also see the campaigns page to get involved with local action groups.
“MY CHEDDAR” COMMUNITY GROUP and VILLAGE SOS
Cheddar has its own page on the National Lottery funded Village SOS web site, which is a central meeting point for those interested in making their UK community a better place. And if you are concerned about any aspect of life in Cheddar, its services and facilities, why not join our My Cheddar community group (also on Facebook) which is driving local improvement projects, such as our litter-picking team, and helping with the Cheddar Neighbourhood Plan. You can also join other local residents on Streetlife.com to share news and discuss local issues.
ABOUT THIS SITE
Running since 2004 it’s our own personally-updated “hyperlocal” site, run from the village as a non-profit venture to provide useful information to visitors, residents, and those with an interest in the local area. It’s not part of one of these national or regional web site chains that tries to look local but is auto-updated and managed from outside the area – beware imitators! The Wordle below shows some of the popular topics covered here recently.
A mobile version of this site is now available as a mobile app in the iTunes and Google Play Android app stores – search for Cheddar Village. The app is free to download and incliudes local information and photos, Twitter and Facebook feeds, news, map, and places to stay, eat, and visit.
LOCAL BUSINESSES AND GROUPS
If you have a business, shop, accommodation service, community or club in the Cheddar area and are not already listed in the relevant section, please send over your details and they will be added free of charge (click here for more details). Most updates will be done on the same day wherever possible.
Remember to pick up a copy of the Cheddar Village and Gorge Map and Visitor Guide when you are here, or you can order one to be delivered before you travel to Cheddar. Inside is a schematic map of the village showing shops and services, plus lots of local information. More details here. This guide is a finalist in the 2013 Group Travel Awards.